Project Management Q&A: How to Find a Graduate Level Project Role

Arras People

There are also certain industries and firms that really utilise the graduate employee, especially those with mature graduate programmes such as in aerospace, engineering, construction, financial services and management consultancies.

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Taxi cabs in the field

Musings on Project Management

To answer: In the late 1970s there was a depression in the defense and aerospace business as the Federal budgets were re-prioritized.What happened? This year -- 2020 -- there have been photographs of taxi cabs being stored in fields afar for lack of passengers. and thus, no jobs for drivers. Bummer!But But what does that have to do with project management?

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European Defense Industry 2021: Challenges and Trends

Epicflow Blog

Let’s consider the challenges the aerospace and defence industries are facing today and what trends are leading in the year 2021. Some countries have suffered losses but primarily accounting for commercial aerospace. Thus, Turkey’s total aerospace and defence exports declined by 16.8%

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Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

The Aerospace Industry. The aerospace industry has quality assurance, but calls it product assurance, which works in tandem with project management and engineering to avoid catastrophic failures that have a human cost. A project isn’t successful just because it has been completed on time and within budget. There is one other factor that is critical to success: quality.

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Chess and Business Strategy

International Institute for Learning

is an Aerospace Engineer and Project Manager working in Germany at the consultant company SII engineering & IT. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. Undoubtedly the chess game is fascinating because it implies deep thinking, strategy, and prediction ability.

Project Management Guidelines (Part 1) - What We Can Learn From Project Failures

Inloox

" Probably the most famous of all management laws is attributed to American military pilot and aerospace engineer Edward Aloysius Murphy, Jr. Projects are becoming increasingly complex.

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

as a keynote speaker, I opened the conference with “Scrum to the Stars” which looked back into aviation history and to the future of innovation in aerospace, and how Scrum methodologies have been, and will continue to be effective tools. Aerospace design processes were modified as improvements to flight technology were discovered, and the knowledge base expanded. In essence, Scrum was there at the start of aerospace exploration.

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System Engineering FAQ

Musings on Project Management

Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not to stuffy!) A lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering? Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineering

The Complete History of Agile Software Development

Agilemania

In several industries like aerospace and defense industries, the application delivery lag was more than three years. Before agile came, several industries like software, aerospace, manufacturing used to follow the waterfall approach.

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Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger

MavenLink

In my case, it was in the aerospace and defense industry. This technology supported a broad range of planning and execution in manufacturing in the aerospace and defense industries. Harpham: Was that your first exposure to the aerospace industry? In the aerospace and defense industries, that may mean learning the manufacturing process and how it will be impacted by technology projects. After six or seven years in that aerospace and defense, I moved to another industry.

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PM's FAQ about System Engineering

Musings on Project Management

Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not too stuffy!) A lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering? Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineering

4 Critical Skills to Make a Difference in Your Career

Brad Egeland

​ Back in 1991, while toiling away as an Aerospace Engineer, I found this book called “Do What You Are, Discover the Perfect Career for You.” ” While having achieved my early life’s dream of becoming an Aerospace Engineer, I felt there was something else I could be doing to contribute more of my talent to humanity.

Understanding Critical Path in Project Management (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Since that time, the critical path method has been used in a variety of projects, from construction, aerospace and defense to software and product development, engineering, plant maintenance and more. Projects are made up of tasks that have to adhere to a schedule in order to meet a deadline. It sounds simple, but without mapping the work it can quickly get out of hand and you’ll find your project off track.

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WBS and Product Backlog: Siblings or Distant Cousins?

Leading Answers

However, they did not use the term “work breakdown structure” or WBS until 1962 when DoD, NASA and the aerospace industry published a document about PERT that described the WBS approach.

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Coming to Switzerland

The Lazy Project Manager

Working across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Health, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Aerospace, HR, Public Sector, Education and Finance.

9 Great Reasons to Choose a Project Management Career

Project Bliss

Project managers are used in IT, healthcare, entertainment, the food and beverage industry , aerospace, and many more industries. You may be wondering if a project management career is a right choice for you. You’ve likely heard a good bit about it – it’s getting more attention in recent years. But maybe you’re not quite sure if it would be a good fit. Or you may not yet know much about project management at this point. If so, don’t feel left out.

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Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2007. There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes. While most are good ideas and are necessary, they are NOT Sufficient for project success. It's the Capability to accomplish the Mission to fulfill the Vision that is sufficient for success.

Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of bumping into one of our customers at a project management workshop. It gave us a perfect opportunity to discuss how they were planning to support growth through Professional Service Automation (PSA).

Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of bumping into one of our customers at a project management workshop. It gave us a perfect opportunity to discuss how they were planning to support growth through Professional Service Automation (PSA).

The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

About Steve: Steve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and IT industries as a project manager and consultant. There comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while. Steve Wake took that time when the latest announcement of the General Election in the UK for June 8th came like a bolt out of the blue.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

It goes back to the 1960s, when project management became a discipline in aerospace, construction and defense industries. Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. If you have even a passing interest in the field, then you’ve bumped up against PMI.

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Ranking the Most (and Least) Productive Industries

Redbooth

Industries producing complicated physical goods like Aerospace & Defense and Technology Hardware, also take a long time for work to be completed. Industries like Metals and Mining, Technology Hardware, and Aerospace & Defense have work that takes a long time to complete. A common complaint for people about their workplace is that things never get done. Bureaucracy, politics, and coordination costs among teams means that projects are completed at a snail’s pace, if it all.

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Become a Better Leader - 5 Proven Leadership Practices

Brad Egeland

This webinar and the Cheetah Leadership Program are developed by Michelle LaBrosse, a Registered Yoga Teacher, Aerospace Engineer, and Harvard Business School Graduate. Become a rocket ship of progress. Be the type of leader who brings out the best of everyone while making a much bigger difference in the world. Learn how to lead in a way that both stretches you and also helps you find a place of comfort and ease by better leveraging your innate talents.

Buyer’s Guide To PLM Software: What It Is, Cost, Features, + More

DigitalPM

PLM is becoming more important in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, electronics and high-tech, chemical processing, and more. Before you invest in or think about investing in product lifecycle management (PLM) software, you need to know what PLM is.

6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

LiquidPlanner

The book covers a wide array of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, and more. While engineers learn a lot of valuable skills in school, project management isn’t always one of them. Many engineers end up learning PM skills on the job and on their own time. If you’re an engineer looking to grow your project management skillset, you’re in the right place.

[Customer Spotlight] – Triumph Group Leverage BrightWork for Project Maturity

Brightwork

Company Overview Founded in 1993, Triumph Group is a global leader in aerospace manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems, and components. Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components to complex systems, aerospace structures to maintenance, overhaul and repair services.

[Customer Spotlight] – Triumph Group Leverage BrightWork for Project Maturity

Brightwork

Company Overview Founded in 1993, Triumph Group is a global leader in aerospace manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems, and components. Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components to complex systems, aerospace structures to maintenance, overhaul and repair services.

How Did I Find My Calling to Help People Make a Bigger Difference by Doing Their Projects Better?

Brad Egeland

By the time I was a junior, there were five of us in college and I was fortunate to get a full Air Force scholarship to study Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University. By Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, CAL, CPD, PMP, RYT - founder and CEO of Cheetah Learning I came from a large family – my parents had six children in eight years and I was number four Both my parents were public school teachers so we were encouraged to go to college.

How Project Management Tackles Supply Chain Complexity

LiquidPlanner

I’ve worked with manufacturers and distributors from a wide variety of industries (aerospace, building products, food) and found that although a SIOP process does an effective job of aligning demand and supply, it does an even better job of facilitating the cross-communication of all the functions of an organization—often including the customers and suppliers. Supply chains continue to increase in complexity.

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Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

I work in the Software Intensive System of Systems domains in Aerospace, Defense, Enterprise IT (both commercial and government) applying Agile, Earned Value Management, Productive Statistical Estimating (both parametric and Monte Carlo), Risk Management, and Root Cause Analysis with a variety of capabilities. There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects. Each of these, while well meaning, are missing the means to confirm their credibility.

9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

ProjectManager.com

This included teams of scientists, engineers and technicians, many who had not worked in aerospace before. It seems that people have been spelling team with an “i” for a long time. We live in a culture that promotes the roughed individual, the self-made person, the entrepreneur. They did it all themselves, or so they say. But even the most charismatic and self-reliant people are not working in a vacuum. Others are always instrumental in any major project.

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Get to Know Us Better: Frequently Asked Questions about Epicflow

Epicflow Blog

pe’ve gathered the questions that our users most frequently ask about Epicflow. Read further to find out how the system works, learn more about Epicflow’s features, find answers to the questions coming from the experience of working with Epicflow, and other important information about our product.

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How Did I Get Here: A Career Profile of David Lewis, PMP

ProProject Manager

He is a Marine Corps veteran and has a wide range of experience in both the commercial and aerospace/defense industry. Here’s the latest in my series How Did I Get Here. These are interviews of current project management professionals intended to help folks see how others made project management a career. Welcome, David Lewis! When did you first decide to become a project manager?

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How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

In the defence and aerospace sector, companies digitize to challenge the reach of conventional manufacturing and create new engine designs and types of aircraft. Gartner suggests that focusing on digital transformation is the best way to retain a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for growth. When digitizing production and investing in digital factories , companies expect a considerable increase in efficiency.

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Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

Herding Cats

02202, The Aerospace Corporation, 30 May 2014. Root Cause Investigation (RCI) Best Practices Guide Product Overview, Aerospace Report TOR?2014?02163, Root Cause Investigation (RCI) Best Practices Guide Product Overview,” Aerospace Report TOR?2014?02163, When you hear project failure statistics, and no Root Cause for those numbers, there is no hope that any suggested corrections can be credible.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering. Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering. Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

How to Frame the Start of Any Work Conversation

Brad Egeland

He has extensive experience in multiple sectors and industries including aerospace engineering, defence, telecoms, web hosting, the travel industry, sports equipment design and healthcare.

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How to Make it Your Habit to Finish What You Start

Brad Egeland

Prior to starting Cheetah Learning in 1999, founder and CEO Michelle LaBrosse was a Research Scientist in Aerospace Engineering. When you practice finishing EVERYTHING you start, a couple things happen: This will become your habit. You will be far less stressed as you won't have so many things you must do hanging over your head. You will get super efficient. You will pursue much better opportunities. You will become more confident in your ability to achieve your goals.

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

For example, an aerospace manufacturer client I worked with had lead times of 6 -13 weeks involving several operations. Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This philosophy originated, largely, at Toyota and is used to better align customer needs with manufacturing operations.